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<br />COUNCIL MINUTES <br /> <br />DECEMBER 14, 2020 CITY OF KITCHENER <br /> <br /> <br />The Council of the City of Kitchener met electronically this date at 7:02 p.m. Chaired by Mayor B. <br />Vrbanovic with all members present. <br /> <br />1. COMMENCEMENT <br /> <br />The electronic meeting began with a Land Acknowledgement given by the Mayor and <br />Canada <br /> <br />2. MINUTES <br /> <br />On motion by Councillor C. Michaud, the minutes of the regular meeting held November 23, 2020, and <br />special meetings held November 23, 30 and December 7, 2020, as mailed to the Mayor and Councillors, <br />were accepted. <br /> <br />3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND THE GENERAL NATURE THEREOF <br /> <br />Councillor P. Singh declared a pecuniary interest with respect to the Downtown Cycling Grid listed as <br />Item 6 on the Community and Infrastructure Services Committee report dated December 7, 2020, as <br />members of his family owns property within vicinity of the proposed grid. Accordingly, Councillor Singh <br />did not participate in any discussions or voting regarding these matters. <br /> <br />Councillor S. Marsh declared a pecuniary interest with respect to Development Services Department <br />report DSD-20-215, -owned land <br />(Breithaupt Street) for an overhead enclosed privately owned walkway, dated December 7, 2020, which <br />was a late add-on to the Committee of the Whole agenda this date, as she owns property within the <br />vicinity. Accordingly, Councillor Marsh did not participate in any discussions or voting regarding these <br />matters. <br /> <br />Councillor C. Michaud declared a pecuniary interest with respect to Development Services Department <br />report DSD-20-216, entitled Declaration of Surplus - 1470 Block Line Road, being Block 4 Plan 58M- <br />520 and part of Part 5 58R-12916listed as Item 7 on the Committee of the Whole agenda this date, <br />due to her employment. Accordingly, Councillor C. Michaud did not participate in any discussions or <br />voting regarding these matters. <br /> <br />4. COMMUNICATIONS REFERRED TO FILE NIL <br /> <br />5. PRESENTATIONS <br /> <br />5.a. Immigration Partnership <br /> <br />Pari Karem and Tara Bedard, Immigration Partnership, presented the Immigration Partnership update and <br />5-year strategy for building community through immigration in Waterloo Region. P. Karem provided an <br />overview of the Partnership and requested Council support for the work of the Immigration Partnership, <br />including three specific recommendations: e <br />Community Action Plan 2020-; be informed advocates and leaders in welcoming, including and <br />engaging immigrants; and, commit to partner with groups like the Immigration Partnership in the <br />development of anti-racism strategies. <br /> <br />5.b. Certificate of Service <br /> <br />Mayor B. Vrbanovic presented a Certificate of Service to Councillors S. Davey, B. Ioannidis, P. Singh <br />acknowledging 10-years of services as a member of Council. Mayor B. Vrbanovic also presented a <br />Certificate of Service to D. Chapman, Chief Administrative Officer, acknowledging 15-years of service to <br />the City of Kitchener. <br /> <br />6. DELEGATIONS <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />